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Glenn W. Turner

From Kook Science

Lions Clubs International's "American of the Year" for 1972

Turner and his associates briefly claimed that he had been awarded the prestigious American of the Year Award (later renamed the Humanitarian of the Year after public furore) by the Lions Clubs International. This proved inaccurate: it was quickly determined that the autonomous local Tampa chapter of the Lions had presented the award in a ceremony, also honouring Art Linklater and a local environmentalist, while other branches and the Lions International disavowed any involvement.